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Overview

Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier.

This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals ...

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Overview

Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier.

This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to:

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, and time
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies
  • Pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English
  • Beware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thing
  • Read signs that use the Russian alphabet
  • Follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation
  • Use basic Russian grammar correctly
  • Keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue
  • Use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes

Don't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470149744
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 313,425
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Kaufman, PhD, is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University, and he has recognized success as both a published scholar and an innovative, award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture at some of the country’s top universities. To learn more about Dr. Kaufman, please visit his website at www.professorandy.com.

Serafima Gettys, PhD, earned her doctorate degree in Foreign Language Education from Gertzen State Pedagogical University, Leningrad, USSR. She is currently a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian. Prior to coming to Lewis University, she taught Russian at Stanford University. Gettys is also a member of a number of professional language associations.

Nina Wieda is a doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University in Chicago. A trained linguist with an MA in Social Sciences, Nina also has a book of poetry published in Russian, and a number of scholarly articles on Chekhov and contemporary drama published in English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking Russian.

Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics.

Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds.

Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink and a Snack (or a Meal!).

Chapter 6: Shop ’Til You Drop.

Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority.

Chapter 8: When You Gotta Work.

Chapter 9: I Get Around: Transportation.

Chapter 10: Laying Down Your Weary Head: House or Hotel.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies.

Chapter 12: Ten Favorite Russian Expressions.

Chapter 13: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Russian.

Index.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Big Disappointment

    Although the author took the time to show and explain what the Russian alphabet is (Cyrillic) and what it looks like, at the beginning of the book, every word and phrases from then on, throughout the entire book that are intended to be Russian, were all transliterated with Latin characters, instead of the Cyrillic. Learning a new language includes, not only how to speak it, but also how to gain the ability in reading and writing in that language. This book fails miserably in that respect and I had to ask for a refund. I bought another Russian language book that I'm satisfied with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Oorah!

    Vse Brohauf /)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Contest!!!!!

    There is going to be a scavenger hunt. If you want to play fallow these instructions. If you have one pet go to the search and type in miles smiles. If you have three pets looke up eletric city, which is the first book. If you have four pets or more look up mountain mania. Once you have made your decision go to the reveiws of your choice to get further instructions. If you have any questions just write it above his post. Good Luck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Bloom

    I am more of a singer. And i have brown hair with blood red and purple highlights. I have hot pink glasses and hot pink and electric blue braces. My favorite colors are 1. Hot Pink 2. Electric Blue 3. Green 4. Purple 5. Red and my favorite animals are giraffes

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    Posted June 24, 2012

    Hi1234

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    To:great

    Wow bro ill try that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    great

    this is wonderful i asked my girlfriend out in russian and appearently she speaks russian too;)

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